Can local governments re-impose restrictions if cases rise again?
The short answer is no.
Along with lifting capacity restrictions, DeSantis' order will "preempt" local governments from reimposing restrictions.
That means counties and cities across the state won't be able to reimpose capacity restrictions on restaurants, even if COVID-19 cases rise again.
"They're not going to be able to be closed by locals anymore," DeSantis said.
DeSantis' order will allow local restaurants to set capacity as they see fit. So while a restaurant could, operate with 100 percent capacity, they could also still restrict or close indoor seating entirely.
The new order will take that decision out of the local government's hands.